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金, 11 5月 2012 10:30

English: An International Approach

We have one class of advanced Junior High School students that constantly need to be challenged with regards to the material we use in the class. Sometimes it has proved a struggle to find material that is at an appropriate level and interesting enough for them but I think I have found the answer.



English: An International Approach by Rachel Redford and from Oxford University Press contains ten units chock full of great content. Unit 1, Water, Water, has taken us to the Cholistan Desert in Pakistan, Carisbrooke Castle on The Isle of Wight, the water wheels of Hama in Syria (this also generated a discussion about the current situation in Syria) and to Bangladesh. It's shaping up to be a great course and what's more I'm really enjoying teaching from this coursebook.

木, 10 5月 2012 17:46

How many?

キンダー

カエルのおもちゃと、ビー玉を使って、数を尋ねる練習です。
"How many?"
"Two."
"Four!"
”何こ?”
”2こ。”
”4こ!”
簡単なやりとりですが、大事なのは、"How many?"と言われて、数を尋ねられていると理解できる事。
カラフルでかわいいカエル、キラキラのビー玉。
子ども達は、夢中で数を数えています。
"One,two,three,four,five,six・・・・”
しっかり英語で数えている子もいます。
おうちでも、”How many?"って訊いてあげてください。

とっさに英語で答えられるかな?

木, 10 5月 2012 10:31

Simple Butterfly Craft



Here's a simple butterfly craft for very young learners.

We have been using Mikiko Nakamoto's A Beautiful Butterfly book for a couple of weeks in our 'beans' class. It's a great book for introducing colours and food items and as with most of her books there's a lot of repetition for the children to get into to e.g. 'Yum, yum, yum. It's good!'

While don't often use craft in the 'beans' class as they are still too young (2 years old) it's great to occasionally introduce something really simple. For the butterfly craft we pre-cut a large piece of book covering film (sticky backed plastic?) into a butterfly shape and using black construction paper cut and stuck a body and antennae, we then put the backing paper back on. In the lesson we had the children rip up various coloured origami paper and then after removing the backing paper had then stick bits to the butterfly.

It looked quite messy, all those little bits of ripped paper everywhere, but once the children had finished sticking bits on I picked up all the bits using the areas of the butterfly that were still sticky!


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月, 07 5月 2012 10:31

Cheeza cheesy snacks...



...but what have they got to do with an English class?

Last week at the start of an upper elementary level class, one of girls complained, in Japanese, that her shoulder hurt. As always when I catch them using Japanese for things that are easy to say in English, I had them name different body parts that may hurt as in "My hand hurts." etc. When it got to hiza the two girls both said 'kneeza' instead of knees, stressing the 'za' sound.

The root of this problem is from the Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes song, universally used in teaching English and probably the most recognised English song after Happy Birthday. Whilst the song is great for teaching body parts it does have the problem that many children are left thinking that knees are called kneeza in English. As it's a song that is played to death, I don't use it so often in my young learner classes, but when I do I tend not to say the 'and' parts. I prefer to just sound out 'knees' and 'toes'.

Back to the two fifth grade girls and their 'kneeza'; they were so sure it was kneeza, just like the cheesy snack, Cheeza. So we played hangman to find that word in between the 'knees' and 'toes'. They were shocked to discover it was a very simple 'and' and that they had misunderstood it for so long.

I must stress that both students came to me in the early elementary stage...and that I don't think I've ever used the Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes song in an elementary class!!

Any other misheard lyrics you know of?

土, 28 4月 2012 10:32

Koha Library System

We have been using Koha 2.2.9 for the past three years and it has worked with no problems on our library of over a 1000 books...until last week.

We have it running on a aging computer running Windows XP, and in order to keep the computer up to speed I often run the disk clean-up and defrag tools. Last week I tried Trendmicros system tuning, which is bundled with their anti-virus software. As part of the tuning you can delete programs from starting up with the system. I noticed a file called snpstd which didn't have an owner; thinking it looked suspicious I deleted it.

It didn't seem to have any effect and the computer worked without problems throughout the day. It was the next morning when I tried to open the Koha program that my troubles began. Intranet and Opac just wouldn't respond. I then realised that snpstd was a file connected with the Koha system. I was pulling my hair out trying to get koha to start up again, even though I make weekly back-ups I was reluctant to reinstall Koha from scratch; after a quick search in Trendmicro's system tuning program I found that I could roll the system back to the previous morning and restore any settings that had been changed.

So the moral of this story is DO NOT delete the snpstd file from the list of start up programs!

Oh, and by the way I still love Koha. It has really served us well these past three years, and while it may be looking a little dated, as a system it does everything we need. I would really like to install Koha 3 but although it seems it may be possible to install on a windows machine, I don't have the time to play around trying.

金, 27 4月 2012 17:49

4月のvocabulary

スプラウツクラス

今月もたくさんの歌を歌って、たくさんの言葉をおぼえました。
weather song, opposite song, color song...。
天気も英語で言えましたね。
fast-slow,happy-angry,loud-quiet,open-close...反対語もおぼえました。
Story time では、brown bear,brown bear, what do you see?を読みました。
みなしっかりbrown bear, yellow duckなど2語で言えてました。
来月もたくさん歌ってたくさん言葉をおぼえましょうね。

金, 27 4月 2012 17:48

My name is...

小学生Aクラス

今月は自己紹介を中心にレッスンが進んでいきました。
自分のことだけでなく、you are...と言う表現も出てきました。
My name is...と自分の名前を英語で書いてみましたよ。

1から20までの数字も歌で練習しました。11からはまだちょっと自信が無いのかな。
歌声も小さくなりがちです。お家で大きな声で練習してみましょう。
How old are you?の質問に対してももちろん答えられます!
でも口で答えるだけでなく、I am six years old.など書く練習もしました。
もちろん数字も!
これからは書くことも増えていきます。まずは自分の名前を英語で書けるようになると良いですね。

木, 26 4月 2012 17:50

福笑い?

キンダー
”Big"と”Small"、色の学習に、手づくりの福笑い風教材を使っています。
黒い髪、茶色の髪、ブロンドの髪、、黒い瞳、青い瞳、茶色の瞳の
それぞれ大きいものと小さいもの、、
大きな鼻、小さな鼻、、大きな口、小さな口、、、これらを組み合わせて、
ホワイトボードに貼って、
女の子のお顔の完成!!!
でも、、、どれを組み合わせても、あんまり可愛くない???
狙い通り、子ども達は、愛嬌たっぷりのお顔に大笑い♪♪
たくさんの手づくり教材で、愛情たっぷりのレッスンを心がけています。

木, 19 4月 2012 17:51

宿題も出てます

小学生B
My name is ~~.
I am from ~~.
Nice to meet you.

What's his(her) name?
His(Her) name is ~~.
He(She) is from ~~.

年度のはじめ、自己紹介も、他己紹介も上手にできるように練習しましょう!
ついでに、、、”Nice to meet you." を他の国の言葉で言えるかな?
クラスに、国籍の違うお友達も多い土地柄。
小さいときから、世界中の文化に触れるチャンスが身近にいっぱいあるって、いい環境ですね。

小学生C・・・テキストP10~14
まず、テキストは見ずに、CDを聞いて、聞こえた内容を言ってもらいました。
英語を聞くときは、集中しないと、なかなか聞き取れないですよね。
子ども達も、真剣。
プレゼント、バースデーケーキ、バルーン、、、親しみやすい内容で、リスニング力もアップ!!

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